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Remote Learning Readiness Tutorial: Focus Your Attention

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Before you begin, ask yourself the following:

  • Is learning remotely/online the same as learning face-to-face?
  • If so, how are they the same and how are they different?
  • What are some of the challenges you will likely face as a remote learner?
  • How might you overcome these challenges?
  • Despite these challenges, are there any advantages to learning online/remotely that you don’t experience in a face-to-face class?

The infographic below illustrates some of the benefits of learning online that are not always apparent when compared to learning in a face-to-face class.

Of the eight benefits listed, which ones appeal to you the most? Are there any you disagree with?

Source: "Benefits of Online Education" by the Sandra James from

Note: Due to COVID 19,  not all the benefits listed here are applicable to the remote learning situation you presently find yourself in. Out of necessity, all your courses this next academic year are being offered remotely so having the opportunity to choose between an in-person course and a remote course does not apply.